April 2018 News and Research Roundup

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Disparities, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Non-Tax Price Increases, Pharmacies, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Retailer Density, Tobacco21, Youth

Welcome to CounterTobacco.org’s “News and Research Roundup!” Each month we post a summary of the latest research, reports, and news stories on counteracting tobacco product sales and marketing at the point of sale (POS). Keeping up with what’s happening in the POS movement all across the country can help you choose policies and strategies that work best … Read More

FTC Reports Show Tobacco Companies Spent $7.1 Billion at the POS in 2016

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Displays/Display Ban, Price Promotions, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS

In 2016, the tobacco industry spent nearly $7.1 billion marketing and promoting cigarettes and smokeless tobacco at the point of sale (POS). These POS expenditures account for over 75% of the tobacco companies’ total marketing dollars spent on cigarettes and smokeless tobacco combined. These figures, recently released in the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Reports on Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco Sales and Marketing Expenditures … Read More

March 2018 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), International, Licensing, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Policy Advocacy, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Retailer Density, Stores Near Schools, Tobacco21, Youth

Welcome to CounterTobacco.org’s “News and Research Roundup!” Each month we post a summary of the latest research, reports, and news stories on counteracting tobacco product sales and marketing at the point of sale (POS). Keeping up with what’s happening in the POS movement all across the country can help you choose policies and strategies that work best … Read More

February 2018 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Little cigars/Cigarillos, Minimum pack size, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions, Product Packaging, Tobacco21, Youth

Welcome to CounterTobacco.org’s “News and Research Roundup!” Each month we post a summary of the latest research, reports, and news stories on counteracting tobacco product sales and marketing at the point of sale (POS). Keeping up with what’s happening in the POS movement all across the country can help you choose policies and strategies that work best … Read More

January 2018 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Price Promotions, Product Packaging, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Store Assessments, Tobacco21, Vape Shops, Youth

Each month we post a summary of the latest research, reports, and news stories on counteracting tobacco product sales and marketing at the point of sale (POS). Keeping up with what’s happening in the POS movement all across the country can help you choose policies and strategies that work best for your community. New research can help … Read More

November 2017 News and Research Roundup

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Disparities, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Price Promotions, Stores Near Schools, Tobacco21, Youth

 Welcome to CounterTobacco.org’s “News and Research Roundup!” Each month we post a summary of the latest research, reports, and news stories on counteracting tobacco product sales and marketing at the point of sale (POS). Keeping up with what’s happening in the POS movement all across the country can help you choose policies and strategies that work best … Read More

February 2017 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Media Campaign, Non-Tax Price Increases, Pharmacies, Price Promotions, Product Packaging, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Tobacco21

Welcome to CounterTobacco.org’s “News and Research Roundup!” Each month we post a summary of the latest research, reports, and news stories on counteracting tobacco product sales and marketing at the point of sale (POS). Keeping up with what’s happening in the POS movement all across the country can help you choose policies and strategies that work best … Read More

News and Research Roundup

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, Healthy Retailers, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Product Packaging, Tobacco21, Vape Shops, Youth

Welcome to CounterTobacco.org’s “News and Research Roundup!” Each month we post a summary of the latest research, reports, and news stories on counteracting tobacco product sales and marketing at the point of sale (POS). Keeping up with what’s happening in the POS movement all across the country can help you choose policies and strategies that work best … Read More

News from New Zealand: Point of Sale Display Ban Working

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Displays/Display Ban, International, Product Placement

A recent evaluation of New Zealand’s point of sale tobacco display ban shows significant drops in youth smoking rates and smoking experimentation. Previous research has shown a strong relationship between visits to stores selling tobacco and smoking initiation.[1] As shown in this study, take the tobacco display (e.g. a powerwall) away, and that relationship weakens significantly. In July … Read More

Research Study: Longitudinal POS Tobacco Trends in Albany, NY

Disparities, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, Licensing, Pharmacies, Policy Advocacy, Product Availability, Store Assessments

New Research Study: Longitudinal Trends in Tobacco Availability, Tobacco Advertising, and Ownership Changes of Food Stores, Albany, New York, 2003–2015. Background: Previous research has shown that visiting grocery stores that sell tobacco is positively associated with smoking initiation among youth.[1] Method: Stores were identified through multiple government  lists and community canvasing for the years 2003, 2009, … Read More